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5K Run for Kids Feb. 25

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THE THIBODAUX “RUN FOR KIDS” 5K
February 25, 2012
A 3.1 Mile Roll through Peltier Park and Thibodaux Neighborhoods
(Leaving from and finishing at the Peliter Park in Thibodaux)
Hello Running Friends:
House of Prayer Kid’s ministry ages ranging from 3 years to 6th grade, are proud to present the 1st Annual Thibodaux “Run for Kids” 5k walk/run.  This is a first time EVER 5k race being put on by our children’s ministry. We can’t begin to tell you how excited we are about doing this.
Of course like any new event, it takes resources, both human and financial, to organize and put on an event such as this one.  We are looking for your support. We are already in the works to have free entertainment, music, and children’s activities. However, there are a few other resources needed to make this race a success… We are hoping to provide free giveaways, awards, T-shirts, food, and etc. Your help is needed to make this fundraiser a success. Please view the sponsor list below to see how you can help.
Our Solid Rock children’s ministry will be giving 100% of the proceeds to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) located in Lafourche Parish. This organization trains and supports local volunteers to act as court appointed advocates. These advocates are the voice for abused and neglected children in court cases. With your help, we are hoping to provide more resources to CASA in order to ensure a more safe and loving environment for our children with no home or family support. 
Not only are we helping a local organization, but we are also teaching our children the value of giving to those less fortunate. Please take this great opportunity to join us and be part of an event in support of CASA. If you wish to discuss how you can participate in ways other than those noted here, please contact one of the persons named below.  Please say, “Yes” and support us.  Thank you.
Please consider one of the sponsorship levels below.  Your contribution will make a difference.  Your logo and name will be included on all media, apparel and advertising.
SPONSOR LEVEL
AMOUNT
LOGO DISPLAY
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Platinum Sponsor 
$2000 – $3499
4 inch on back
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Gold Sponsor
$1000 – $1999
3 inch on back
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Silver Sponsor
$500 – $999
2 inch on back
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Bronze Sponsor
$250 – $499
1 inch on back
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Sponsor
$50 – $249
Name on back
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Food / Drinks / Gift Certificates
Donation of goods
Name on back
Semonne Holloway: 985-859-6231               Keesha Melancon: 985-859-2130

That Face

That face.  The girl with the beautiful pink flowy skirt with her hands raised high and running in excitement.  It’s that face, full of joy, that I can’t get out of my mind.  When I close my eyes to pray, I see it.  When I hear the word Uganda, I see it.  When I think of the things that God is doing for these children, I see it. 
When Mandy and Shay first showed me their pictures from the trip, I made them stop when we came across this picture.  For me, it summed up the entire mission.  The joy that is in her just leaps out!  You can’t help but be moved by her.
I have so many questions – what’s her name?  How old is she?  What’s her story?  What are her dreams, her fears, her hopes? To me, she represents what this mission is about.  She represents the 1500 children that live at the orphanage.  She represents the burden of God …to visit and help and care for the orphan.
Before Mandy and Shay went to Uganda, I had this vision of them visiting these sad, depressed children but oh was I wrong.  Yes there is sadness at times and yes they live is deep material poverty but I’ve learned how rich they are.  These children, dispite their pasts, are full of joy and have a love for God and people that I’ve never heard of.  Mandy and Shay explained how happy they were for the simplest things.  The stories are so life changing that I found myself seeing this life I live in a whole new perspective.  God is my provider, the lifter of my head.  He is my sustainer and the joy of my heart!  She is the face of his burden and my burden!
I pray that God allows me to meet that face one day.  I hope that I can hug her and explain how she’s affected my life and that I too will experience, every day, the joy of the Lord that this little girl carries with her daily. -Lacey

Refuge School

I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  Psalm 91:2
This is the scripture that gave birthed the name of this ministry.  We pray the children have the revelation that God wants to be their refuge.  He wants to take care of them, heal them and take what the devil meant for bad and use it for good.
 …to visit and help and care for the orphans… James 1:27 amp

This is our mission.  It is a simple command God gave to us.  We ignore this command.  We come up with excuses to not follow this command.  We skim over this passage along with the hundreds of others that command us to take care of the fatherless, the orphan.  It is God’s burden. I pray God birth’s in you this day his burden for the orphan.